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a u.s. military jet crashed today and we just learned from the military it was apparently due to a mechanical problem. two crewmembers ejected safely and are both safe. this comes as united states scales back its role in operation odyssey dawn over libya. >>> international forces leading most of the latest missions against moammar qaddafi's forces. a third straight night of bombing has stopped their advances. but disorganization among the rebels is keeping them from taking advantage. a video that surfaced on youtube shows an attack on libya civilians. there is no word on possible casualties from the explosion. the u.n. security council has rejected libya as call for an emergency meeting to stop the military operations. and china is also calling for a cease-fire. the coalition force are planning to expand the no-fly zone. >>> new danger at the damaged nuclear power plant in japan. japanese nuclear safety officials say the pool for storing spent fuel is heating up and is near boiling. those high temperatures likely caused the steam that has been wafting out of reactor number 2.
is reactor 4. wednesday, u.s. officials warn the unit no longer has water in its spent fuel pools, meaning the fuel rods are completely exposed, with nothing to prevent them from melting down. the u.s. is urging all americans to steer clear of the troubled plant. late last night the state department stayed would arrange charter flights to help u.s. citizens leave japan. today, tokyo's airport was packed with travelers like barbara, eager to get out. >> i'm concerned because i really don't know the situation about the radiation. it keeps changing. >> reporter: all americans living within 50 miles of the plant are being encouraged to evacuate or stay indoors. that's 2.5 times as wide as the danger zone established by the japanese. president obama discussed the precautions the u.s. is taking in a phone call with japan's prime minister last night. he also vowed to do everything possible to help japan recover from its worst crisis since world war ii. the u.s. military will provide fire trucks and pumps from its bases here in japan but made clear that they would be manned by japanese forces. liv
setback in effort to prevent a nuclear meltdown in japan and a progress report on the u.s. lead offensive in libya. >>> plus, the four and a half million dollar plan up for a vote today hoping to get a 49ers stadium down in the south bay. >>> the meg merger and the potential impact on your cell phone bill. ,,,,,,,,,,,, ♪ have a better day ♪ build your better breakfast at subway ♪ [ male announcer ] only subway lets you build your better breakfast with all the flavors you choose. start off with an irresistible steak, egg & cheese, then make it your own! try it with warm and toasty tomato or turn up the zest factor with banana peppers and jalapeÑos. maybe chipotle southwest sauce for the finishing touch! all on tasty flatbread. it's flat out delicious! ♪ build your better breakfast at subway ♪ today, seen at the damaged nuclear power plant in japan. they evacuated workers the smoke came from one of the reactors. that stopped work to restore r to reactor coo >>> more smoke seen at a damaged nuclear power plant in japan. they stopped work to restore power to cooling systems there.
. here's what the u.s. surgeon general vice admiral benjamin has to say about it. >> we're exposed to radiation every day in our world and our society. but they are levels that are not harmful. and the harmful levels are not coming. so i think, listen up for your local and state health departments. the government is constantly monitoring. if there is any concern, we will certainly get that message out to you here quickly but right now you're not at risk. >> meanwhile, here in the bay area, the university of california berkeley, scientists have already discovered what they say are radioactive particles from that plume coming from japan. they have made some measurements. they say there's a whole soup of different kinds of particles that are reaching here but they say so far the levels are all very low. by comparison, one uc-berkeley professor said, the amount of radiation you get this plume would be less than you would get on an airplane flight across the country. frank? >> even so, though, don, i know a lot of people, we had stories earlier this week that they were buying those, wha
. >>> the u.s. supreme court says you may not like the church group that goes around and demonstrates at military funerals, but they have the right to do it. justices ruled 8-1 yesterday in favor of westboro baptist church. that kansas-based group makes headlines for demonstrating outside funerals of fallen u.s. servicemembers claiming that god is punishing the military for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality. the court ruled that the first amendment protects even hurtful speech. >>> loyalists to moammar qaddafi are going on the counteroffensive in eastern libya now controlled by rebels. the target, brega, was an airstrip that belongs to an oil complex on the mediterranean coast. in the nearby town of ajdabiya, 14 people have died in fighting between rebels and government forces. in the u.s., some members of congress are calling for a no- fly zone over parts of libya. but the obama administration says the u.s. cannot rush into a move so severe. >>> 5:13. it hasn't happened since the dinosaurs disappeared. could the earth be facing another mass extinction? >> a long time ago. plus,
what the u.s. and our allies are doing and the what the u.s. policy in libya will be. >>> turkey is taking over operations of a key libyan airport to help get humanitarian aid to the country. rebels in libya have recovered hundreds of miles of territory since nato air strikes began and are closing in on moammar qaddafi's hometown of sirte. nato has agreed to take full command of the operation in libya. and the president is expected to speak at 4:30 p.m. our time. we'll have live coverage right here on cbs and continuing developments on libya on the cbs 5 eyewitness news at 5:00. >>> it is 5:03 now. today barry bonds's ex-mistress will take to the stand in the former slugger's perjury trial. she is likely to be a key witness for the prosecution and sharon chin is in san francisco with more on this very personal and embarrassing testimony we could hear today. sharon, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank. yeah, kimberly bell is expected to take the stand. she is considered one of the more glamorous witnesses here in the bonds trial. barry bonds' former mistress expected to
the u.s. is taking action. >>> plus, bart back on track. the all-night race to clear a train derailment in the east bay. where things stand for the morning commute. >>> hi, everybody. it's monday, march 14. i'm frank mallicoat. >> and i'm elizabeth wenger. sydnie kohara is off. >>> let's take a quick trick -- [ laughter ] >> boy, we're all over the place. >> must be from daylight saving today. >> our iphones didn't work. >> let's look at weather and traffic. julie, save us, would you, please? it's 5 a.m. >> chalk it up to the iphone. there is no 2 a.m. on the iphone. that's my excuse. >>> here's scattered showers starting off damp but mild today. some wert and cooler changes on the way. in the meantime out the door, look at this. a line of scattered showers stretching all the way from the golden gate relate up the i-80 corridor through fairfield and beyond. we'll see scattered showers through the morning and dry out this afternoon. i have more on that coming up. first a check of the roads with gianna. >> my android had no problem this morning. i'm just saying. nothing against the iphon
's in the milk. new fears about traces of radiation from japan showing up in the u.s. food supply. >>> and good morning, everyone. it is thursday, the 31st day of march. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time now is 5:00. of course, it's opening day. we're excited about that. the weather is spectacular. so let's kick it over to lawrence, and -- >> are we talking record temperatures, lawrence? >> yeah. i mean, we have six records yesterday around the bay area. today we could see even more. it is going to be the hottest day of the week today as we are going to see that ridge of high pressure sitting over head. 84 in oakland, 85 san jose, and 86 degrees in santa rosa. enjoy it, folks. we have major changes on the way. we'll talk more about that in just a moment. right now let's check on some traffic with elizabeth. >> all right. we have better news now in petaluma. mentioned this accident northbound 101 right before old redwood highway. it is our only accident out there right now and it was just cleared to the right shoulder so now northbound and southbound traffic looks gr
now the obama administration is talking about tapping the u.s. oil reserves, opinions are mixed about what kind of impact that would have on gas prices but drivers say something needs to be done and quick. >>> we got to make some kind of move right now. whatever kind of move we can make in terms of maybe, foreign policy, foreign trade, anything like that. >> issue of the reserves is one we are considering, something that only is done and has been done on very rare occasions. >> reporter: now the last time the u.s. oil reserve was tapped was back during hurricane katrina that did impact some gas prices dropping slightly not clear what the impact would be here, the one thing that is clear is that these gas prices are supremely high and getting close to records we saw back in 2008. so, for drivers, coming out, filling up the pump looking at 3 to $4 a gallon. back to you. >> kristin airs in south san francisco this morning. >>> forces loyal to libyan leader moammar gadhafi launching an air strike today against opposition forces. >>> anti government rebels claiming victory. pro gadhafi for
. >> thank you. >>> 5:20 the time. u.s. has moved naval and air forces closer to libya as fighting continues between anti- government rebels and force that are loyal to the leader moammar qaddafi. amateur video shows some of the fighting as rebels held off qaddafi supporters in two cities overnight. qaddafi has lost control of the eastern half of the country but in an interview he insists he won't step down. >> they love me all my people love me, they love me all. >> but if they do love you -- >> they will die to protect me, my people. >> when he can laugh in talking to american and international journalists while he is slaughtering his own people, it only under scores how unfit he is to lead and how disconnected he is from reality. >> the u.s. and europe have frozen billions of dollars in libyan assets. >>> house scheduled to vote today on a republican backed measure aimed at temporarily preventing a government shutdown. the bill would cut $4 billion from the budget while keeping the government running through the middle of the month. the white house says it supports the short-term plan. i
nato taking over full control of the military operations in libya. meanwhile the u.s. is stepping up its assault on libyan targets. 22 cruise missiles have been fired at weapons storage sites around tripoli yesterday and today. president obama is now considering whether the u.s. should provide weapons to those rebels. on the "cbs early show" this morning the president discusses the u.s. involvement in libya. you can see his interview starting at 7:00 here on cbs 5. >>> and radiation in sea water near japan's crippled nuclear power plant is more than 3300 times the legal limit. nuclear safety officials say it's a sign more contaminated water is leaking from the complex into the ocean, but they insist it is not a threat to human health. the stress of that crisis taking a toll on the president of the plant's utility. he is hospitalized for high blood pressure. >>> time to check weather and traffic. i know you love storms, lawrence, because you get all hyped up about those. but even you today are probably happy about this weather. >> i'm loving it. i have a little girl and, you know, wh
but the fighting continues. meanwhile, two u.s. warships have gone through the suez canal and are now in the mediterranean on the way to libya. >>> it is 5:08. an east bay county taking action after two teens drowned in a rafting accident. >> what's being done to call attention to a dangerous creek. >> and it's the sequel everyone is talking about today. we are answering the biggest question about the ipad 2 coming up. ,,,,,,,, never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. 60 miles compared to what a cancer patient goes through is a walk in the park. from the moment i registered, people started immediately supporting me and asking me how they could help. you meet the most wonderful, inspiring people. when you accomplish those 60 miles, it's truly life-changing. (man) register today for the... and receive $25 off your registration fee. because everyone deserves a lifetime. ♪ it's tsunnyd!you bring out the sun ♪ ♪ it's the way you make it all fun ♪ know who makes the day sunny? my mom and sunny d! i love the taste. mom loves the vitamin c. and now it has 40%
sex discrimination suit in u.s. history goes before the supreme court today. the serious allegations against wal-mart and the bay area women at the center of it all. >>> and a big rig accident and diesel fuel still has one lane blocked on a major east bay connector ramp. we'll have all the details after the break. ,,,,,,,,,,,, ♪ let's go out to the dmv ♪ it's ok that we're number four hundred and three ♪ ♪ we'll find ourselves a comfy seat ♪ ♪ and watch some shows and stuff ♪ ♪ ♪ let's follow that lady with the laptop ♪ [ male announcer ] now you can watch hit tv shows on your laptop with u-verse online and on your smartphone with u-verse mobile, included with most plans. or get u-verse tv for as low as $29 a month for 6 months. in the network you can take entertainment with you. i know it's sort of my weakness. i always keep it in the house. well, that and boston crème pie, white chocolate strawberries, and mmm key lime pie. yeah, i've already lost some weight. [ female announcer ] yoplait light -- over 30 delicious flavors at about 100 calories. babe, what are
, the u.s. warplanes though will keep flying combat missions against libyan ground forces. secretary of state hillary clinton says the operation has already met some accomplishments. >> a massacre in benghazi was prevented. qaddafi's air force and air defenses have been rendered largely ineffective. and the coalition is in control of the skies above libya. >> there were more coalition air offenses in libya overnight. french and british warplanes attacked several qaddafi- related targets. >>> a setback at that damaged nuclear power plant in japan. operators have stopped work at units 1, 2 and 3 to check on radiation levels. they think radioactive water that burned two workers may have come from a breach in the reactor core. the number of known deaths now from the earthquake and tsunami in japan is now more than 10,000. police say more than 17,000 people are listed as missing. >>> barry bonds' perjury trial will resume on monday. the court wrapped up a week of testimony with a lesson in the science of steroids yesterday. a chemist for the u.s. antidoping agency told jurors that bonds h
libya. the administration says a no- fly zone would have to be imposed by the u.n., not the u.s. >>> it is 5:07. a television star's lamborghini stolen. we'll tell you about that bay area heist. >> that's crazy. plus, someone's trying to poison pets at a bay area dog park. coming up. >>> in both cases, some of the rat poison actually was distributed on the ground. >> the cryptic threat written on the signs and why kids could also be at risk. >> and new video of a violent south bay nightclub fight. the video that could finally help put a murderer behind bars. 6 ,, you want to get a great looking lawn like this, but trying to grow grass from seed in tough areas like deep shade, along the driveway, and where the kids play can be a little intimidating... until now. with scotts ez seed. it's scotts best grass seed, starter fertilizer and a growing material that absorbs water and expands to surround and protect the seeds, you'll get a thick, green scotts lawn even if you've never been successful with other seed before. the revolutionary scotts ez seed. grow grass anywhere. the revolut
leader moammar qaddafi speaking to supporters saying he is not afraid of u.s.- european coalition efforts to enforce a no-fly zone over the country. a nato official says the alliance's warships will start patrolling off libya's coast today to enforce the united nations arms embargo on the country. >>> in japan, there is a spike in radiation levels in tap water. authorities are warning people not to let infants drink it. meanwhile, black smoke rising out of one of the reactors out of that crippled nuclear power plant and that's prompted another evacuation. >>> the federal investigator who first linked barry bonds with a balco lab and steroids will testify. bonds' personal trainer won't testify. greg anderson was sent back to jail just for refusing to testify. >>> it is 5:21. we have new information this morning about that passenger plane at sfo that police and bomb-sniffing dogs inspected after a called-in threat. authorities finished searching overnight and found nothing suspicious. philippines airlines flight landed safely at sfo last night. there were nearly 350 passengers on board. >>>
to protect the rebels. u.s. security officials do not think that would be very effective. but they say plans should continue. france today became the first western nation to officially recognize the rebels' interim governing council. >>> the dalai lama is stepping down as the political leader of the tibetan government in exile. he made that announcement last night on the anniversary of the 1959 of the tibetan uprising against chinese control. he says he wants the government, based in india to have more power. next we'll they are expected to elect someone to take his place. the dalai lama has said in the past that he would like to live as a monk. >>> you have all seen the tip jars in coffee shops, fast food places. this morning the lawsuit that claims they can be very dangerous. [ screaming ] >> and as you can see here, protests heat up in wisconsin. how a bill that targets public employees was about to pass without a single democrat. ,,,,,,,,,,,, decisions, decisions. which beneful prepared meal tonight? roasted chicken recipe? - savory rice and lamb stew. - [ barks ] you're right. tonight i
stories. u.s. stocks headed for sharply lower opening as the nuclear crisis in japan intensifies. radiation is leaking into the atmosphere from the damaged nuclear power plant in japan. water in the cooling pond at the plant is believed to be boiling. officials have widened the area where people are warned to leave or stay indoors. >>> the number of people killed by the earthquake and tsunami in japan now above 2700. that's expected to rise dramatically. 10,000 deaths are likely in one province alone. today though a 70-year-old woman was rescued from her home that had been swept away in the tsunami. >>> and a shooting in san francisco sent five people to the hospital, one with critical injuries. the gunfire erupted in the mission district at the el tin tan bar just after 1 1:00 last night. no word of arrests yet. a motive is unclear. >>> it is 5:20. when disaster looms, how some here in the bay area can be alerted of the threat via text. and what does it take to save one tree here in the bay area? the three-month saga that's not even close to being over. switching to progressive
down according to officials. >>> in libya new air strikes from the u.s.-european coalition. this is in the city of tajura, home to a libyan military base just east of tripoli. it is day 6 of the coalition's attempt to protect government opponents and other civilians from forces loyal to libyan leader moammar qaddafi. in addition, french air strikes have hit an unnamed libyan air base today. france's foreign minister says he expects air strikes on libya to last days or even weeks. >>> 5:40. groupon may have met its match. the new coupon service that facebook is testing here in the bay area. >> i thought maybe it was appendicitis because the cramps were so severe. i don't think i have ever been as sick. >> this wasn't your average recall. the extra mile one store went to notify customers about bad canteloupes. ,,,,,,,, you want to get a great looking lawn like this, but trying to grow grass from seed in tough areas like deep shade, along the driveway, and where the kids play can be a little intimidating... until now. with scotts ez seed. it's scotts best grass seed, starter f
9/11 mastermind could go on trial. the president's plan to try terror suspects on u.s. soil ran into stiff opposition in congress. >>> reports moammar qaddafi may be close to stepping down. the deal he is trying to arrange with opposition leaders coming up. >> are you a fan of cap'n crunch or count chocula? we'll tell you how cereal packages impact the choice of cereal. ,,,,,,,,,,,, never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. 60 miles compared to what a cancer patient goes through is a walk in the park. from the moment i registered, people started immediately supporting me and asking me how they could help. you meet the most wonderful, inspiring people. when you accomplish those 60 miles, it's truly life-changing. (man) register today for the... and receive $25 off your registration fee. because everyone deserves a lifetime. >>> welcome back to the "early edition." we have a little bit of everything in this forecast for you starting out with occasional drizzle, pretty much everywhere in the bay. not everyone going to see it but the possibility does remain t
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